Recipes from Bechuanaland
This book is the REPRODUCTION & REPRINT of an iconic and highly popular (in its day) recipe book, produced in the early 1960s by the Women's Institute of Francistown in the then Bechuanaland Protectorate as a fundraiser for their charitable projects
It is being re-produced by Write-On Publishing at the suggestion of members of the Historical Francistown Facebook page - a closed Facebook group whose members have lived, worked or went to school in Francistown. And that includes Write-On's Frank Nunan!
Forty percent of the proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to the Francistown Women's Institute towards their current projects, so this little book is doing its job all over again!
The book's 144 pages are crammed full of an eclectic mix of good old "home cooking" recipes like "Chicken Casserole" to sophisticated Haute Cuisine dishes such as "Tourte de Pintade a la Hongrosie", and going on to such home-grown specialities such as "Madila" (sour milk).
it has an "On Safari" section, with game (venison) recipes for the three-legged pot, and a section on Cooking for Invalids and Convalescents,
It also has a handy "hints" chapter with all sorts of household tips - for example:
Removing lipstick stains, cleaning cement floors, and how to clean a greasy collar.
This is one of my favourites:
White suits: To disguise a last minute dirty mark on a white drill suit eg. Queen's Birthday Parade! use white shoe cleaner.
It also has a Chapter called "Be Your Own Drycleaner"!
A must for Francistown (and Botswana) nostalgia buffs as well as current residents.
The perfect Christmas Gift!
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